Don’t own a Dutch oven? And don’t think you need a Dutch oven? Well, we’re about to convince you otherwise. Because this versatile cookware can be used in a variety of ways: for marinating, for braising, for searing, for simmering, for boiling, for baking, for deep-frying, as a slow-cooker, for serving — you name it.
Now, what makes the Dutch oven so special — and such an ideal piece of cookware — is it’s weight. Because it’s so heavy, it helps retain and distribute heat evenly. So, for recipes that call for searing meat at high temps, the Dutch oven will do the trick. And the same goes for soups and stews that require a low boil: Use a Dutch oven.
You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a Dutch oven, either. One of the most popular, most affordable Dutch ovens is the Lodge Dutch oven, which is currently on sale on Amazon for less than $100.
Now, let’s get cooking.
We’ve compiled a list of recipes you must make in your Dutch oven, from braised briskets to deep-fried chicken.
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